The war in Yemen has greatly affected migration and refugee movements from and to the Horn of Africa, but not in the way one would expect. Instead of a large number of Yemenis fleeing the country because of war, violence and the horrific humanitarian situation, relatively few have left. Yet, an astonishing number of migrants from the Horn has entered Yemen since the outbreak of the 2015 war.
Europe is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Involving religious organizations in drafting and implementing policies to tackle this issue can maximize effective delivery of services to refugees and improve their integration process in the receiving countries.
Although 56 per cent of Turkish public opinion does not support Turkish foreign policy regarding Syria, due to the way Turkish government managed the human crisis (and spent its money), the population agrees on the necessity on persisting to solve this problematic situation. And thus does Europe. Following the Summit of EU leaders on October 15th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took an emergency trip to Turkey, where she needed to recruit the Turkish side to stop the flood.
The vulnerability of Italy to revolutionary changes on the southern Mediterranean shore has been very high, if not the highest among its European colleagues. The initial shock of the massive influx of Tunisian migrants and refugees (specifically, the famous case of the 20,000 Tunisian refugees arriving to the 5,000-inhabitant Italian island of Lampedusa in early 2011), was followed by a gas disruption tragedy when Italy’s main gas supplier, Libya, started to live its own revolution.